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'Your honor, would you please instruct the witness to stop texting on his cell phone during my cross-examination!'
"… and when she spoke and you couldn't hear was it because you chose not to hear or because you had exhibit 'A' in your ear?"
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"Um, can we just not talk about this whole murder thing?
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'Doctor, in your expert medical opinion, is this lump in my armpit anything to be concerned about?'
'I blew the whistle on my second employer as soon as I got my second wind.'
'Cut! The witness hasn't been rehearsed.'
"The witness is being evasive, your honor. He answers every single question with 'I don't know. I was asleep at the time'!"
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'Through no fault of my own, I have a tendency to shade the truth.'
"Earlier you testified, and I quote: 'I wouldn't hurt a fly.' And yet police found this unregistered weapon in your home, along with several dead flies."
'Objection! The Prosecution is attempting to lead the witness!'
"We have testimony that you walk like a duck and you quack like a duck. Tell the court - are you a duck?"
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'I'll answer the question provided you listen without interrupting, commenting or passing judgment.'
Legal cartoon about lying on the witness stand.
"And, sir, in your expert, professional opinion, was the victim already deceased when the defendant arrived at the scene?"
'I met a guy who seemed nice, although there was some conflicting testimony.'
"Let's take a recess until counsel recovers from the hiccups!"
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"I'm not leading the witness; I'm winding up my segment on heinous crimes!"
"Wait! I know the answer!"
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Cross-examination has come a long way.
'Do you honestly expect us to believe you're just the fall guy?'
'As to being an accessory before or after the fact - were you in the 'enter' or 'delete' mode?'
'Since this is my first time in court, I wonder if it would be all right if my attorney got a couple of shots of me lying under oath.'
'You have to look sharp. You'll be evaluated by the lawyers in this case!'
'Forget you're a lawyer, Fred. You're cross examining me again.'
'When the accident occured were you in complete control of the car?'